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Anyone remember Elena Makarova?

Coming up to Wimbledon, i thought about one of Marti's old matches (in 1998 i believe) against a Russian Elena Makarova.



She's a tall girl with a weird 'front on' serve and actually gave Marti quite a bit of trouble. Very flat groundies but didn't move that great. When Sharapova broke out on the Tour i thought her serve reminded me of someone and it was Makarova.

I couldn't help but laugh because the Aussie commentators at the time who were calling the match a few times referred to her as Macarena, not deliberately but it was quite amusing.

I thought she played a great match against Marti but didn't hear anything from her afterwards and i noticed she's no longer on the rankings. Another girl with potential who is unable to make a dent on the Tour.
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she has had a couple of good wins has beaten Sanchez-Vicario when she was #2 in the world on clay, Schnyder x2, Huber
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her highest Rank was #43 and she is 33 she won 1 wta doubles title 6 itf singles & 6 itf doubles title
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I liked her. When she had her best time on the tour, there were only a few russians in the Top 100. The Big Boom came a few years later with Anna Kournikova.
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Yeah I remember her!
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The name rings a bell

Lindsay Davenport

98 US Open/99 Wimbledon/00 Australian Open
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Year end world number 1 98/01/04/05
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Three Elenas - Dementieva, Makarova, Likhovtseva.
Russian team in FedCup-99.
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she has had a couple of good wins has beaten Sanchez-Vicario when she was #2 in the world on clay, Schnyder x2, Huber
Head to Head:

E.Makarova - V.Williams

Makarova leads 1-0

1997 FILDERSTADT HARD (I) Q- R32 E. MAKAROVA 6-4 7-6(2)

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Wasn't she Scottish?
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Wasn't she Scottish?
she was. but only for couple minutes

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i saw her in the hingis match. it was a shame to see her lose that

she also nearly beat jelena dokic at the ausopen in 1999, just after jelena had won the hopman cup

Good luck to the Aussie and Balkan girls!
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Head to Head:

E.Makarova - V.Williams

Makarova leads 1-0

1997 FILDERSTADT HARD (I) Q- R32 E. MAKAROVA 6-4 7-6(2)

Venus beat herself!
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I also remember I think a match against Kournikova
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post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 2006, 12:43 AM
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Re: Anyone remember Elena Makarova?

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my fave all time,cant believe i missed this post

~Elena Makarova~goddess of tennis
New Breed: Maria,Anastasia Myskina,Nicole,Ana,Tatiana Golovin,Jelena J,Iveta Benesova,Olga Poutchkova,Camille Pin,Maria Kirilenko,Alonya Bondarenko,Meilen Tu,Sania Mirza,Rezai,Ashley H,Tataina Poutchek,Sandra Kloesel,Klara Z,Mirjana Lucic,Dominka Cibulkova,Emauelle Gagliardi,Jelena Kostanic,Iroda,Martina Sucha,Raluca Olaru,Kveta,Marta D,Bethanie,Bychkova

Lilia Osterloh,Viktoriya Kutuzova,Yurika Sema,Anastasia Pivavrova(?),Stanislava Hrozenska,Marie-Eve,Zsofia,Angelika Roesch,Sunitha Rao,Anne Keothavang,Olivia Sanchez,Angela Haynes,Alex S,Jelena Dokic,Rosana De Los Rios,Kristina Brandi,Eva Fislova,Lindsay Lee

Elena Makarova,Anna K, Capriati,Lindsay,Henrieta Nagyova,Anca Barna,Petra Mandula,Jana Kandarr,
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Re: Anyone remember Elena Makarova?

I remember her!

SERENA WILLIAMS
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